SIKESTON -- Tracey Holman and Rodger Burney were united in marriage during an afternoon candlelight ceremony at 4 p.m. Nov. 19, 2005, at the Smith Avenue Church of God in Sikeston. Bishop Ira L. Sandefer performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Randall and Kathy Collins of Sikeston and William and Ruth Holman of Jackson. Grandparents of the bride are Floy Robey of Bloomfield, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Holman of Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Collins of Sikeston, the late Kip Robey and the late Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Moll.
The bridegroom is the son of Frank Jackson of Pinckneyville, Ill., and Betty Jackson of Brownstown, Ill. He is the grandson of Etta Burney of East Prairie, Alberta Hogue of Granite City, Ill., Ruth Adams of East Prairie, the late Bill Burney and the late Harlem Hogue.
Music for the ceremony was arranged by Tammy Holman of Advance, sister-
in-law of the bride. Music included, Pachelbel's "Canon in D," "Back at One," "Because You Love Me," "Flying Without Wings" and "Can't Help Falling in Love With You."
Given in marriage by her father and stepfather, the bride wore a white satin strapless gown which featured lace medallions, pearls and sequins on the bodice and the full satin skirt. The back of the gown laced at the bodice and the skirt had an attached train which gathered in a French bustle for the reception. The bride wore a silver tiara veil trimmed in pearls and sequins. She carried a bouquet of white and yellow roses, with royal blue rosebuds.
Serving her friend as maid of honor was Terah Sisk of Sikeston. Bridesmaid was Sarah Griffin of Sikeston, friend of the bride. Taylor Roper of Advance, niece of the bride, served as junior bridesmaid and candlelighter. They wore royal blue silk dresses accented with shawls and carried bouquets of white and royal blue roses.
Flower girls were Megan Cullum and Chloe Holman of Essex, nieces of the bride. Attired in white silk sleeveless gowns with royal blue sashes, they wore tiaras and carried baskets of yellow and royal blue rose petals.
Serving their brother as bestmen were William Burney Jr. of Collinsville, Ill., and Richard Burney of Brownstown. Honorary groomsman was Connor Burney of Sikeston, son of the bride and bridegroom. The bridegroom and his attendants were attired in black tuxedos with royal blue rose boutonnieres.
Ringbearers were William Burney III of Collinsville, nephew of the bridegroom, and Trenton Burney of Sikeston, son of the bride and bridegroom. They wore black tuxedos with royal blue boutonnieres.
Ushers were Kevin Holman of Essex, Jason Holman of Advance and Tyler Holman of Jackson, brothers of the bride, and Franky Jackson and Matthew Jackson of Brownstown, brothers of the bridegroom.
A reception followed the ceremony at the Semo Shrine Club in Sikeston. The club was decorated with live ferns, lace, candles, white lights and silk flowers. The three-tier wedding cake was decorated with yellow and royal blue flowers and topped with a crystal bride and bridegroom. The cake was made by Mr. and Mrs. Keith Cook of East Prairie, aunt and uncle of the bridegroom. Food for the reception was prepared and catered by Floy Robey of Bloomfield, the bride's grandmother. Servers were Lavern Griffin and Amanda Turner of Sikeston, friends of the bride. Music was provided by Larry Carroll of Sikeston.
A special area was created by the bride with flowers, a memory candle and a poem the bride wrote for her and the bridegroom's grandparents and other family members who were unable to share their wedding day.
Photographers were Rose Vandergriff of Dexter and Louis Bunster of Jackson. Videotaping was by Jason Holman of Advance, brother of the bride. Marie Bunster of Jackson served as interpreter for the deaf. Wedding coordinators were Sarah Griffin of Sikeston and Tara Castillio of Fort Campbell, Ky., friends of the bride.
After a honeymoon to Memphis, Tenn., the new Mr. and Mrs. Burney are making their home in Sikeston.